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The Crackdown on the Black Consciousness Movement in 1973

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The period after the Sharpeville Massacre and the banning of the .. read more
Even before PW Botha became the Prime Minister, Prime Minister John Vorster appointed the Theron Commission in 1977 to look into the... read more
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The Springbok Legion (SL) was a leading organisation formed in 1941 to fight for the rights of soldiers during World War II and in the post... read more
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The Battle of Ndondakusuka, which occurred on 2 December, 1856, was essentially a battle of succession.  Indecision on the part of... read more
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The period of the Second World War marked important developments in South Africa’s social, political and economic front for Black... read more
South Africa has early human fossils at Sterkfontein and other sites. The first modern inhabitants of the country were the hunter-gatherer... read more
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By 1895 Britain was getting more confident about taking action in South Africa. Joseph Chamberlain was appointed Colonial Secretary. He... read more
The Tsonga are a group of the Bantu-speaking population who live in areas extending from St Lucia Bay on the northern KwaZulu Natal coast,... read more
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Introduction The response to the outbreak of the First World War in South elicited different responses from a number of organisations as... read more
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Fifty years after the beginning of the Rivonia Trial, officially known as the State versus Mandela and others, we are able to look at what... read more
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In mid 1906, the Natal colonialist in the face of rising Zulu resentment against the imposition of a 'Poll Tax' unleashed one of... read more
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The South West African People's Organisation (SWAPO) was founded in Windhoek, South West Africa (presently Namibia) on 19 April 1960 by... read more
This article was written by Cait Chapman and forms part of the SAHO and Southern Methodist University partnership project Women’s... read more
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The Origins and formation: The South African Student Organisation (SASO) was formed in 1968 after some members of the University of Natal... read more
There were several reasons why Johannesburg urgently needed a laundry service. Water was not easily obtainable ”” the nearest natural... read more
The NCAW was established in 1933 by a group of women in Kimberley. It amalgamated a number of smaller welfare groups countrywide that had... read more
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The position of South Africa in international affairs remained important throughout apartheid. The South African government needed to rely... read more
1984-1990:- The people armed Introduction Numerous factors characterised the intensification of the freedom struggle against the National... read more
Before the June 16 student uprising, the Soweto Students' Representative Council (SSRC) was formed. This organisation led the march... read more
Surname Full Names Political Party Mr De Beer Charel Jacobus ANC Mrs Dikgale Masefako Clarah ANC Ms Dlamini... read more
The Natal economy, like the rest of South Africa, received a major growth stimulus as a result of the outbreak of the war. The shortage of... read more
On 16 December, 1961, Umkhonto weSizwe (MK) was launched as an armed wing of the African National Congress (ANC). The formation of the MK... read more

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